The Oak London is one of those restaurants I have been to so many times, but shockingly have never featured it on the blog. Located in fabulous Notting Hill on Westbourne Park Road, it actually used to be within walking distance from my house making it my local favourite for a cosy dinner. The Oak London is known for their delicious wood fired pizzas but everything else on their Mediterranean inspired style menu is also very tasty!
The Oak London is always feels super cosy because of the dim lighting and candles galore. It is the perfect place for a dinner with friends or that special romantic date you might have coming up! I had birthday drinks down the road, at the Westbourne Pub, recently so me and two girlfriends decided to catch up and line up our tummies beforehand at The Oak in London. We started of with some wine, it was Friday night after all, plus the Nocellara del Belice olives and the sautéed chorizo with fennel seeds and lemon. These large green olives are my favourite, they are so soft soft & almost buttery in flavour.
For mains, we ummed and ahhed for a while over the menu but in the end decided on their good-old-fave pizzas! Their pizzas at the Oak are always excellent. A real wood fired oven (that you can see from restaurant) produces the perfect base; crispy on the outside and soft in the middle and they offer some yummy toppings. I had the Prosciutto (tomato, mozzarella, parma ham, wild rocket with parmesan) and my friends had the Campagnola (mozzarella, porcini, caramelised onion, wild rocket, goat cheese with truffle oil) and the Salsiccia (tomato, fresh buffalo mozzarella, Tuscan sausage, girolles mushrooms, with Gruyère).
When it comes to dessert I always seem to have the Affogato at The Oak! Delicious hot coffee poured over vanilla ice-cream, plus if you’re up for it you can also add a some sneaky alcohol in the form of Amaretto, Grappa Di Moscato or Brandy! Nom nom…
The Oak London in Notting Hill is definitely a winner. To-die-for pizzas, great food, friendly service and a cosy and romantic setting are the perfect formula for a lovely evening. And they have a great bar on the 1st floor which is perfect for pre-drinks (while you wait for a table on busy nights) or head there after dinner for some post-dinner cocktails!
The Oak London
137 Westbourne Park Road
London, W2 5QL
(020) 7221 3355